Sutra 1.24

Photograph of Murchison Falls, Nile River, Uganda by Rod Waddington, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Photograph of Murchison Falls, Nile River, Uganda by Rod Waddington, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

क्लेशकर्मविपाकाशयैरपरामृष्टः पुरुषविशेष ईश्वरः॥२४॥
(klesha karma vipaaka aashayaira para-amrishtaha purusha vishesha Ishvara-ha॥२४॥)

Only ‘Ishwara’ or the creative source, untouched by ignorance and the products of ignorance, is not subject to karma (the law of cause and effect), or samskara (deepest habits/experiences). This Being, ‘Ishwara’ alone is not affected by suffering.

Chris Johnson